Geometry 101 February 2016 – High Point, NC – High end occasional furniture manufacturer Jonathan Charles gives a lesson on geometry with their array of polygonal case goods and accent furniture. From a Moroccan-inspired hexagon side table to display cabinets with an octagon-shaped metal grid overlay, the eclectic mix of products adds sharp style to inspired interiors. Integrating different materials like brass, wood, bone, and marble with different eras and periods creates sophisticated designs with a global flair.
Each piece, down to the hardware which is custom-cast in their in-house foundry, is handcrafted by artisans at Jonathan Charles’ factory, which employs over 1,200 craftsmen specializing in various techniques and production area. The case goods and accent furniture are now currently available for purchase in retail stores and to the trade via design showrooms nationwide.
Designed by William Yeoward
for Jonathan Charles, the Collamore
Table nods to Yeoward’s playful side with
his signature polka dot wood inlay. The scrolling cutouts on the pedestal base not only lend an illusion of lightness but also show off the beauty of the richly grained wood in a Charcoal Oak finish. The table measures 24.25” W x 21.25” D x 22.25” H.
SIDE TABLE + HEXAGON LAMP TABLE
Inspired by Moorish architecture, the Side Table and Hexagon Lamp Table feature eight and six arched panels, respectively. The Light Masur Birch finish adds to the table’s exotic vibe, with thin wood inlay lines framing around each arch and panel. The Side Table measures 24” diameter x 25” H and the Hexagon Lamp Table measures
16” diameter x 26” H.
BAROQUE BRASS CENTER TABLE
An exquisite display of
Jonathan Charles’ metalwork,
the Baroque Brass Center Table
features an elaborately detailed cast
brass base hand-cast in their in-house
foundry. The Italian Baroque style table’s crotch mahogany veneered hexagonal top also features a hand-inlaid sunburst pattern in the center. The table measures 39” W x 33.75” D x 29.5” H.
OCTAGONAL COFFEE TABLE
Upholstered in sleek black leather, the Octagonal Coffee Table is a stylish entertainer as both a surface for drinks and a seat for extra guests. Minimalist brass
legs wrap surround an octagonal
frame and shelf, both finished in
dark Santos wood veneer.
The table measures
48” diameter x 20” H.
CORWEN CENTER TABLE
Designed by William Yeoward for Jonathan Charles, the Corwen Center Table features a washed oak base and a hexagonal table top artistically painted to render faux marble. A light gold leaf application around the scrolling tripod legs juxtaposes with the table’s rustic look. The table measures
52” W x 45” D x 33” H.
OCTAGON RUSTIC WALNUT
Also inspired by Moorish architecture,
the Octagon Rustic Walnut Center Table plays up its exotic Marrakech influence with a faux bone inlay and a finely turned base. Ebonised moldings surround a warm medium walnut veneered top for visual dimensionality.
The table measures
36” diameter x 30” H.
OCTAGON LIMED ACACIA
A visual centerpiece, the Octagon Limed Acacia Coffee Table’s highlight is its eight-sided ribbed design finished in limed acacia. Four discreet drawers are marked by decorative wrought iron handles on opposite sides of the table. Marble and cerused wood come together with a walnut wood band connecting the two on the tabletop. The table measures 52” diameter x 20” H.
A symphony of materials including marble, champagne lacquer, brass, and wood harmonize to create the Console Table, whose octagonal base features a spectacular champagne lacquered interior. Brass detailing and dark Santos wood finish encompass the entire design, while the table top is outfitted in black marble. The table measures
60” W x 16” D x 35.75” H.
OPERA 4-DOOR BREAKFRONT
The octagonal motif on the Opera 4-Door Breakfast Display Cabinet is manifested in the stainless steel display on the glass doors and the stainless steel drawer pulls. A high luster grey sycamore finish complements the champagne lacquered interior. Along with LED interior lighting, the display cabinet also features three shallow drawers. The cabinet measures 77” W x18” D x 50” H.
About the Designer:
|Jonathan Charles Fine Furniture is the vision of Jonathan Sowter, an English furniture designer who excels at the art of fine antique reproduction. Though Jonathan draws inspirations from original antiques he discovers in his travels, his unique twists create contemporary translations of vintage treasures. With a keen eye for the smallest details, Jonathan employs traditional, hand-crafted techniques to create the most visually-stunning and intricate designs. As Jonathan always says, “It’s all in the detail…”|